If you are suffering from occupational asthma or a lung disease as a result of work, it’s possible you may be able to lodge a WorkCover claim for compensation. If you have a pre-existing condition that was made worse by work, it’s also possible you may have a claim.
Shine Lawyers are expert WorkCover lawyers and we can help you determine your rights and entitlements under Australian law. As part of our service offering we provide all WorkCover compensation claims services on a No Win No Fee basis, which means you don’t have to pay our legal fees unless we win your claim at the end.
The WorkCover legal process
The image below illustrates the occupational asthma and lung disease claims process and how you can access compensation.
How WorkCover compensation gets calculated
Depending on the nature of your occupational asthma claim, a monetary value is usually placed on the gap between your predicted life path before the condition, and your actual life path since.
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Common questions about Occupational Asthma, lung diseases and WorkCover
There are many different types of lung conditions aside from industrial or occupational asthma that may be related to work. These include conditions such as asbestosis, mesothelioma, silicosis and pneumonocosis. If you have been diagnosed with any of these conditions, it’s possible you may be entitled to compensation.
In order to make a claim for occupational asthma, its best you seek legal advice from a lawyer who is experienced in these types of claims. Everyone’s situation is different and no two occupational asthma claims are the same, which is why it’s best to seek legal help so a lawyer can understand the full scope of your situation.
It’s possible to claim for industrial asthma even if you had a pre-existing asthma condition, or if you are, or were, a smoker. Your legal team will just need to establish that work made your conditions worse. If you can establish that there is a higher risk of you suffering a lung condition in your type of employment, then it’s possible you may not actually have to prove that your condition resulted from work. Under certain legislation and circumstances, WorkCover has to prove that your condition did not come from work.
- Income loss now and will have in future
- Pain and suffering
- Payment for loss of life expectancy
- Medical expenses you’ve paid in past and will have in future
- Home help and nursing help
- Drugs and medical treatment
In order to get an accurate idea of what you can claim for, it is best you seek help from an expert WorkCover lawyer.
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